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  • PG&E's bankruptcy: Renewable energy costs at 800% of market rates

    06/13/2019 1:09:23 PM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies ^ | 6/13/2019 | Chriss Street
    PG&E's bankruptcy court revealed that the company may dump its state-mandated renewable energy source contracts that cost up to 800 percent more than market rates. California mandated a zero carbon emissions future by passing the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. With PG&E residential electric rates rising by 71 percent to subsidizing renewables, Northern Californians' electricity costs 19.30 cents per kilowatt-hour, or about double the 10.66 cents in Oregon and 9.46 cents in Washington.
  • The new plan to remove a trillion tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere: Bury it

    06/13/2019 7:30:05 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 59 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 12, 2019 | Laura Reileyat
    Last month, carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere surpassed 415 parts per million, the highest in human history. Environmental experts say the world is increasingly on a path toward a climate crisis. The most prominent efforts to prevent that crisis involve reducing carbon emissions. But another idea is also starting to gain traction — sucking all that carbon out of the atmosphere and storing it underground. It sounds like an idea plucked from science fiction, but the reality is that trees and plants already do it, breathing carbon dioxide and then depositing it via roots and decay into the soil....
  • Some Republican Lawmakers Break With Party on Climate Change

    06/12/2019 1:54:13 PM PDT · by Innovative · 29 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 12, 2019 | Arian Campo-Flores
    A small but growing number of Republican lawmakers are urging action on climate change, driven by shifting sentiment among GOP voters and the effects of global warming, from stronger hurricanes to more-destructive wildfires. The group backs policies rooted in what they consider GOP principles, favoring market-based solutions rather than government regulations. Many are loyal supporters of President Trump, but they part with him on climate change, which he has dismissed as hyped. Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida says the GOP needs to advance sound conservative proposals to combat climate change and embrace science, or risk long-term political damage. “How...
  • WH blocked intelligence agency’s written testimony calling climate change ‘possibly catastrophic’

    06/08/2019 2:55:19 PM PDT · by Innovative · 76 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 8, 2019 | Juliet Eilperin , Josh Dawsey and Brady Dennis Brady Dennis
    White House officials barred a State Department intelligence agency from submitting written testimony this week to the House Intelligence Committee warning that human-caused climate change is “possibly catastrophic.” The move came after State officials refused to excise the document’s references to federal scientific findings on climate change. The effort to edit, and ultimately suppress, the prepared testimony by the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research comes as the Trump administration is debating how best to challenge the fact that burning fossil fuels is warming the planet and could pose serious risks unless the world makes deep cuts in greenhouse...
  • This scientist proved climate change isn’t causing extreme weather — so politicians attacked

    06/07/2019 7:52:46 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 41 replies
    Financial Post ^ | June 7, 2019 | Ross McKitrick
    This week in Vancouver, Prime Minister Trudeau said the federal carbon tax, a key pillar in his government’s climate policy, will help protect Canadians from extreme weather. “Extreme weather events are extraordinarily expensive for Canadians, our communities and our economy,” he said, citing the recent tornadoes in Ottawa and wildfires in Western Canada. “That’s why we need to act.” While members of the media may nod along to such claims, the evidence paints a different story. Roger Pielke Jr. is a scientist at University of Colorado in Boulder who, up until a few years ago, did world-leading research on climate...
  • David Gregory Frets: Trump Not Persuaded by Prince Charles or Al Gore on Carbon Tax

    06/05/2019 11:24:17 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 39 replies
    Gee, why wouldn't President Trump listen to Prince Charles or Al Gore when it comes to slapping taxes on carbon? I mean, it would only cost untold trillions globally, hobble economies, hurt the poorest countries and people most . . . and do little if anything to affect "climate change." [snip] David Gregory: "They apparently met for much longer than they were scheduled to so the President could listen to Prince Charles on the issue of climate change. Look, the President just continues, he has now for years, whether it was Al Gore, or his children or others who are...
  • Joe Biden releases $5T climate change plan that goes 'well beyond' Obama agenda

    06/04/2019 7:26:43 AM PDT · by McQ444 · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 06-04-19 | Josh Siegel
    Joe Biden released a $5 trillion “clean energy revolution” plan Tuesday to combat climate change, which he said is the greatest challenge facing the United States and world. Biden responded aggressively to critics and rival Democratic candidates who predicted he’d be too moderate on climate change, given his pro-union background, with a proposal that he says goes “well beyond” the agenda he undertook in the Obama administration. He vowed to re-enter the Paris Climate Accord that the Obama administration negotiated, and President Trump rejected, on the first day of his presidency, and to commit the U.S. to an even more...
  • Biden unveils climate change plan using Green New Deal as framework, after AOC criticism

    06/04/2019 6:47:14 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 04 2019 | Paul Steinhauser
    Warning that “we must take drastic action now to address the climate disaster facing the nation and our world,” former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday unveiled a wide-ranging plan to combat climate change and transform America’s economy. Using the Green New Deal as a framework, the clear front-runner right now in the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination announced he’s “calling for a Clean Energy Revolution to confront this crisis and do what America does best – solve big problems with big ideas.” The price tag for the proposal -- named ‘The Biden Plan for a Clean Energy...
  • Daniel Turner: Stealth AOC ‘Green New Deal’ now the law in New Mexico, voters be damned.

    05/27/2019 6:13:24 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/27/2019 | Daniel Turner
    By now, the public is well aware of the “Green New Deal” proposed by freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. They have not responded well to calls for forced veganism and banning airplanes, let alone giving up the American way of life made possible by cheap energy. But while Ocasio-Cortez has taken the brunt of the media focus, environmental groups have developed a new strategy to get their way: pass a type of “Green New Deal” state by state.
  • Gathering storm: Merkel govt feels heat of climate vote

    05/27/2019 10:23:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 5/27/2019 | Frank ZELLER
    Germany, the EU's biggest economy, is still generating a third of its electricity with coal, a climate killer with huge CO2 emissions A European election drubbing has served as a harsh wake-up call for Germany's leaders that young voters fear climate change and are furious about the government's glacial response to it. A surge of support, helped by the Fridays for Future protest movement, propelled Germany's Greens to second place in Sunday's European Parliament elections, at the expense of the mainstream parties.
  • CEOs descend on Washington demanding carbon price (only 11.65 years left)

    05/23/2019 2:04:06 AM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Chron ^ | 5/22/19 | James Osborne
    WASHINGTON - Top officials from 75 companies descended on the U.S. Capitol Wednesday to try to convince lawmakers to support the creation of a carbon price mechanism to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Among them were more than 20 companies from the Fortune 500, including brand names like Levi's, Johnson & Johnson and Pepsi, along with European oil majors BP and Shell, who took meetings with Republicans and Democrats in Congress in a bid to increase momentum for legislation addressing climate change. **SNIP** At a press conference Wednesday, none of the executives gathered gave any chance to a carbon price passing...
  • Sea levels may rise much faster than previously predicted, swamping coastal cities (tr)

    05/21/2019 3:45:20 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 108 replies
    CNN ^ | May 21, 2019 | Sareena Dayaram
    Global sea levels could rise more than two meters (6.6 feet) by the end of this century if emissions continue unchecked, swamping major cities such as New York and Shanghai and displacing up to 187 million people, a new study warns. The study, which was released Monday, says sea levels may rise much faster than previously estimated due to the accelerating melting of ice sheets in both Greenland and Antarctica. The international researchers predict that in the worst case scenario under which global temperatures increase by 5 degrees Celsius (9 degrees Fahrenheit) by 2100, sea levels could rise by more...
  • Bill Nye Dismisses Green New Deal Cost: 'The Planet's on [bleep]ing Fire... Nothing's Free You Idiot

    05/14/2019 8:22:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05/14/2019 | Tyler O' Neil
    On Sunday, actor and activist Bill Nye — known as "the science guy" — dismissed the high cost of the Green New Deal with a cheap stunt: lighting a globe on fire. "By the end of this century, if emissions keep rising, the average temperature on earth could go up another four to eight degrees," Nye declared on the HBO show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. "What I’m saying is the planet’s on f**king fire. There are a lot of things we could do to put it out. Are any of them free? No, of course not, nothing’s free,...
  • UK government considering unpersoning businesses that "fight climate change"

    05/11/2019 7:13:04 AM PDT · by DownForDCount · 28 replies
    The Guardian ^ | i 10 May 2019 10.00 EDT | Larry Elliott and Richard Partington
    UK companies failing to tackle climate change would be delisted from the London Stock Exchange under radical plans for greening the economy being drawn up by Labour. John McDonnell, the shadow chancellor, said he would consider changing the law if necessary to force UK-listed firms to take adequate steps to fight the “climate emergency” facing the planet....
  • Climate change missing as US defends Arctic policy

    05/07/2019 6:54:50 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | May 7, 2019 | by Matthew Lee
    ROVANIEMI, Finland - The Arctic is melting, but don't ask U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to talk about climate change. Nor even to agree on a text that mentions it. For the Trump administration, disappearing sea ice in the world's "high north" appears to be first and foremost an economic opportunity to exploit rather than a crisis to mitigate. That position was made clear by Pompeo over two days of meetings in the northern Finnish Arctic city of Rovaniemi involving the foreign ministers of the eight members of the Arctic Council — Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden...
  • Glaciers ‘to vanish from half of world’s top beauty spots’ due to global warming

    05/02/2019 6:27:57 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    Yahoo! "News" ^ | May 2, 2019 | by Rob Waugh
    Some of the world’s most iconic and beautiful locations will be transformed by global warming, with glaciers vanishing from sites such as Everest’s Khumbu Icefall in decades. Glaciers will vanish from half of U.N.-designated World Heritage sites this century unless greenhouse gas emissions are curbed, research published in Earth’s Future suggests. Sites in the Swiss Alps such as the Grosser Aletschgletscher will see ice vanish, the researchers warned. So will Greenland’s Jakobshavn Isbrae said researchers from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), which collaborated with the University of Fribourg on the study. Peter Shadie, the director of the...
  • NASA Declares Carbon Dioxide Is Greening The Earth

    05/02/2019 6:38:28 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 88 replies
    Infowars ^ | 04/26/19 | Mike Adams
    In direct contradiction to the scare stories about carbon dioxide being relentlessly pushed by the climate change alarmists, a scientific study published in Nature Climate Change and highlighted by NASA reveals that rising carbon dioxide levels are having a tremendously positive impact on the re-greening of planet Earth over the last three decades, with some regions experiencing over a 50% increase in plant life.The study, entitled, “Greening of the Earth and its drivers,” used satellite data to track and map the expansion of green plant growth across the globe from 1982 – 2015. Published in 2016, this study found that rising atmospheric carbon...
  • What David Attenborough and Netflix’s 'Our Planet' Get Wrong About Climate Change

    04/14/2019 9:37:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies ^ | April 14, 2019 | Dr Patrick Moore
    Editor's note: This column was co-authored by Dr. Susan Crockford. Netflix has recently premiered their new eight-part series titled Our Planet, with narration from the inveterate David Attenborough. One particularly grisly scene of walruses falling to their death from a high cliff in northern Russia has caused shock and revulsion among many viewers. It has also raised serious questions about the truth of a number of claims made in the documentary, in particular the claim that “climate change” is responsible for the deaths.Other questionable claims include that a huge walrus herd ended up on a beach because there was not enough...
  • Rep. Steve Scalise: Those Who Call Fossil Fuels 'Immoral' Should 'Stop Using Them Today

    03/30/2019 12:15:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 03/30/2019 | Nicholas Ballasy
    WASHINGTON -- House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) called on lawmakers and activists who argue that fossil fuels are "immoral" to "stop using them today." Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, proposed a bill in 2017 that would outlaw the sale of gasoline-powered vehicles within the U.S. beginning in 2035. Members of Congress such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) have called for the end of fossil fuel production in America. Scalise was asked if he would support banning the sale of gasoline or diesel-powered vehicles in the U.S. by a certain date. "No, and in fact, I...
  • Global Warming Has Been Canceled: Key Greenland Glacier Has Expanded. Ocasio-Cortez Hardest Hit

    03/28/2019 5:46:09 PM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies
    Townhall ^ | Mar 27, 2019 | Matt Vespa
    Hey, remember when Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said that fighting global warming was our generation’s World War II? It was an idiotic remark, but then she pushed policy to back up her words. Alas, the Green New Deal was born.  An economic disaster, which seeks to transition the nation off of fossil fuels in a decade, kill farting cows, upgrade all buildings to energy efficient standards, whatever those may be, and eliminate the combustible engine. It’s the epitome of intrusive government and it comes with a $90 trillion price tag. This is on top of the far left’s jobs guarantee,...